Faught joins state legislators in support of federal Balanced Budget Amendment
Muskogee, OK – State Rep. George Faught (R-Muskogee) has joined more than 40 other state lawmakers in pledging support of the proposed Balanced Budget Amendment. Faught, who recently launched his candidacy for Congress, becomes the first 2nd District congressional candidate to announce his support of the plan to reverse the country’s dramatic slide into debt.
“I am proud to join many of my legislative colleagues in support of the proposed Balanced Budget Amendment. If this amendment passes Congress, I look forward to Oklahoma taking the lead in ratifying the amendment,” Faught said. “I have always believed that government must live within a budget, much like how I operate my carpet cleaning business, or how we all do as families.”
The Oklahoma state lawmakers sent a letter to all congressional sponsors of the bill, which is under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Faught, who this week was reported by the Congressional Quarterly as the GOP’s likely nominee for the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by Congressman Dan Boren, further said, “I am publicly pledging that if chosen by the people of Oklahoma’s 2nd District to represent them in Congress, I will fight to balance the budget, and restore fiscal responsibility to Washington. I will not stand by and watch the destruction of our children's and grandchildren’s futures through the irresponsible spending by both Democrats and Republicans. Overspending has put our nation $14 trillion into debt, and it is time Washington was forced to address the problem.”
George Faught was the first Republican elected to represent Oklahoma House District 14. Faught and his wife, Becky, have been married for nearly 29 years. They live in Muskogee and have three grown children, Tyler, Jamison and Savannah. They operate a family-owned carpet cleaning business that has been serving communities in eastern Oklahoma for the past 24 years.
For more information, please visit Faught’s website at www.GeorgeFaught.com, and follow him on Twitter at @GeorgeFaught and on Facebook at facebook.com/GeorgeFaught. To contact by phone, call (918) 682-8383, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.